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The UMass Dartmouth Educational Policy Graduate Certificate provides students who have earned a bachelor's degree with the essential principles of educational policy within the context of public policy.
This certificate program is offered 100% online. Successful completion of this certificate program waives the GRE requirement for applicants to the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program.
To earn their certificate, UMass Dartmouth Education Policy certificate program students must complete 12 credits. These two courses are required:
- Public Institutions and the Policy Process
- Social, Historical and Philosophical Foundations of American Education
Students choose 2 electives from courses such as:
- Organizational Behavior in Educational Settings
- Program Evaluation
- Law and Education
- Public Finance in Education
- Administrative Law*
Students who successfully complete this certificate and are subsequently accepted into the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program who receive at least a grade of B (3.0) or higher in each course will receive credit for those courses towards the 12 course MPP program.
More information is available on the Public Policy Department website.
*This course is part of the MPP core curriculum. Students who complete this course as part of the certificate and then choose to pursue the MPP will need to take a different Educational Policy course to complete the MPP with the public management concentration.
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- Value and affordability of a UMass education
- One-on-one personal advising from enrollment through graduation
- Free online and in-person tutoring and writing center
Learning Style: Online
Online courses are taught by UMass Dartmouth faculty to provide high quality instruction and personal attention. Students have the flexibility to accommodate work and home responsibilities within the structure of defined assignment due dates.